photography
If Karlie Kloss had credited me when she posted my photo to Instagram, I would have received what amounts to major publicity and had publications contacting me directly to license the photo.
sexy
I became a model at age 34 and a size 8. Sure, it helped boost my confidence, but that doesn't mean I appreciate your unsolicited feedback about my body if I'm not at work.
in

Feb 23, 2014 at 11:00am | 311 comments

dating
The only attention we get from men we don’t already know is almost always from guys that were not getting laid in college, the ones who wouldn’t dare leave the house in leather pants. And that’s just fine with me.
plus size
I see more and more people recoiling from the term "plus size" like it's a total slam. What's up with that?
looking good
Apparently, you can't possibly have real problems if you're attractive.
modeling
How could I pass up an opportunity for a potentially super weird experience?
nyfw
I showed the makeup artist my eye and she gave me the “Oh boy” look.
in

Jan 21, 2014 at 2:00pm | 134 comments

models
Also, if nobody ever said "manorexia" again I would be totally fine with that.
in

Jan 24, 2013 at 1:00pm | 123 comments

modeling
We're starting to normalize the appearance of plus-sized models in fashion as just a natural variation of human bodies, rather than something shocking and awful.
american apparel
Sometimes I go on to underwear sites and make up elaborate personal histories for the models. Just like Mark Twain did.
boobs
When people discover where I work, they often ask “Would you let your daughter become a topless model?"
body
Lipo and bottom aside, attributes are more or less God-given, not woman-made.
in

Mar 21, 2014 at 5:00pm | 96 comments

models
I've had eczema since I was 19. It sucks, and it never seems to go away. But here are a few tips for dealing with an obnoxiously persistent skin condition like mine.
models
If I was overwhelmed working in London at 28, I can only imagine how lost and scared a 16-year-old would feel.
in

May 14, 2014 at 9:00am | 86 comments

body politics
And it's all Kate Upton's fault. Plus: a short art history tour of the feminine ideal. In photoshops.
airplanes
Usually my imagination conjures up a narrative a lot like the one on the pilot episode of "Lost," where it’s a bit of a bumpy flight, then BAM! The back rips off and BAM! Half of us are dead. (I’m always in that half.)
in

Aug 24, 2012 at 12:00pm | 79 comments

male dancers
Our culture tends to focus on making women feel sexy, but in my world the guys get to be sexy and feel sexy -- and we are happy to spread that feeling around.
body image
The intentions behind this movement may be well-meaning, but we all know what the road to hell is paved with.
issues
We still have a long way to go when it comes to equalizing racial issues in the fashion industry, but these fantastic campaigns show that we’re on the right track.
trans issues
An interview with Geena Rocero on gender acceptance, the fashion industry and being a new face of Marriott's LGBT-friendly #LoveTravels campaign.
avon
i-d magazine
A silver fox in her 40s, Kristen McMenamy is changing the rules of the game.